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[00034] Relative heat flux in nonlocal reaction-diffusion equations and thermoelectric efficiency

  • Session Time & Room : 4E (Aug.24, 17:40-19:20) @G401
  • Type : Contributed Talk
  • Abstract : Thermoelectric generators directly convert a temperature difference into electrical energy. To study their efficiency, we consider second-order integro-differential equations describing the steady-state temperature distribution inside thermoelectric generators when the Seebeck coefficient of the thermoelectric material is temperature-independent but the electrical resistivity and thermal conductivity are temperature-dependent. In this talk, we show that the temperature solution is unique and the relative boundary Fourier heat flux can be explicitly written. Therefore, the efficiency has an explicit formula.
  • Classification : 34B15, 35A02, 35J25, 34B10, 35K59
  • Format : Talk at Waseda University
  • Author(s) :
    • Jaywan Chung (Korea Electrotechnology Research Institute)
    • Byungki Ryu (Korea Electrotechnology Research Institute)
    • Hyowon Seo (Kunsan National University)